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Meet the US Coral Program: a Story Map

Gregory Piper | Ocean Image Bank

Embark on a people-centred journey to discover the US’ flagship national programme #ForCoral

The Coral Reef Conservation Program of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), or NOAA’s Coral Program, has developed a Story Map to showcase their areas of focus, introducing the people behind coral conservation efforts in U.S. coral jurisdictions and around the world.

With focal areas such as climate change, land-based sources of pollution, unsustainable fishing practices, disease, and coral restoration, NOAA’s Coral Program uses a resilience-based management approach that supports the ability of corals to withstand and recover from stress. Healthy coral reefs are highly valuable for biodiversity and the services they provide to people, and their conservation requires unified action and collaboration.

Established in 2000, NOAA’s Coral Reef Conservation Program is a partnership between the NOAA Line Offices that work on coral reef issues. The Program brings together expertise from across NOAA for a multidisciplinary approach to understanding and conserving coral reef ecosystems.

ICRI is currently chaired by the United States of America and represented by the US Department of State and NOAA.

Learn more about NOAA’s Coral Reef Conservation Program through this dedicated Story Map here.

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